Description: Arch-shaped, the arch consisting of eight, straight, ovolo-moulded sections; longer ovolo-moulded pieces form the lower sides of the fireback; in the centre a circular garter enclosing the Tudor arms of England; above, a crown; the date was carved on a single stamp and placed left of the crown.
Notes: From other examples it is apparent that the crown is formed from a separate stamp to the shield and garter. Formerly at Knole, Sevenoaks, and later at Horton Court Lodge, Monks Horton, Kent.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 1589 / HONI SOIT qVI MAL I PANSE
Arms: Tudor royal
- Decoration tags:
- multi-facetted arch (shape)
- ovolo (edging)
- carved stamps
- date stamp
Manufactured: in 1589 possibly in the Weald area of England.
Current location: Dartford Museum, Dartford, Kent, England.
Museum number: 1938-141 (part of the Dartford Museum museum group)
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
Citation: Schubert, H. R., 1950, 'A Rare Group of Wealden Firebacks', Journal of the Iron & Steel Institute, 165, pp. 39-40.
- Attached to series:
- 1589 series
- Tudor royal armorial firebacks